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Federal, Policy

How U.S. Airlines Are Reacting to the Grounding of the Boeing 737 Max

March 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

After the Federal Aviation Authority followed the rest of the world in grounding the Boeing 737 Max on Wednesday, U.S. airlines have been scrambling to readjust their schedules. United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines all have the narrow-body jets […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

Verizon’s 5G to launch first in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11

March 13, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Verizon today announced the launch details of its first standards-based 5G wireless service. Starting on April 11 5G will be available throughout areas of Chicago and Minneapolis. Current subscribers can expect to pay an additional $10 a month for access, […]


Federal, Policy

Why Trump Should Think Twice Before Granting ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free’ Card to Huawei CFO

March 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

By hinting so publicly and so often that he might grant clemency for Meng Wanzhou, President Trump has created for himself an awkward Hobson’s Choice. Meng is the chief financial officer of Huawei Technology, the giant Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer. […]


Software, Tech

Mozilla launches its free, encrypted file sharing service, Firefox Send

March 12, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Firefox Send, Mozilla’s free, encrypted file transfer service, is officially launching to the public today following its debut as a “Test Pilot” experiment back in August 2017. The service allows web users to share files up to 2.5 GB in […]


Federal, Policy

New York Attorney General Subpoenas Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank Over Trump

March 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

The New York State attorney general’s office issued subpoenas late Monday night to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for financial records about major Trump Organization projects, the New York Times reported. The documents sought would cover loan applications, mortgages, and […]


Mobile Security, Security

RSA Show Underscores Need for Security Focus in App Dev

March 12, 2019

Via: InformationWeek

Speakers and exhibitors at last week’s RSA Conference outlined why DevSecOps need to be implemented throughout the software development cycle. As Amazon Web Services Senior Manager Steve Andrews blogged in July, “Leaving security out of DevOps is asking for trouble.” […]


Software, Tech

Amazon expands program that pays developers for top voice apps to France, Italy & Spain

March 11, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Amazon is expanding its program that directly pays Alexa developers in cash for building valuable, quality voice apps to new markets in Europe: France, Italy, and Spain. Originally launched in the U.S. in 2017 for those developers building game skills, […]


Data Center, Infrastructure

Nvidia’s purchase of Mellanox turns up heat on Intel rivalry, data center ambitions

March 11, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Nvidia’s purchase of Mellanox for $6.9 billion will translate into a broader data center play for beyond the graphics and high-performance computing markets. According to Nvidia, the company will buy Mellanox, which makes interconnects, for $125 in cash. Nvidia reportedly […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A “serious” Windows zeroday is being actively exploited in the wild

March 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Google security officials are advising Windows users to ensure they’re using the latest version 10 of the Microsoft operating system to protect themselves against a “serious,” unpatched vulnerability that attackers have been actively exploiting in the wild. Unidentified attackers have […]


Infrastructure, Networking

FCC ‘looking into’ reported error throwing broadband deployment numbers off by millions

March 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s the FCC’s official duty to promote connectivity throughout the U.S., and as part of that it issues a yearly report on improvements to broadband deployment. The latest report, however, seems to contain an error large enough to throw its […]